Subject: Re: what is 100R mean in a schematics?
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From: email@example.com (Richard Steven Walz)
Date: 23 Dec 2002 01:16:08 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Spehro Pefhany wrote:
>On 22 Dec 2002 21:07:33 GMT, the renowned email@example.com
>(Richard Steven Walz) wrote:
>>In article ,
>>Watson A.Name wrote:
>>>j.b. miller wrote:
>>>> One hundred Ohms.
>>>> the R represents the Decimal Point which may NOT show up the schematic due
>>>> to printing problems !
>>>Er, you wanna try that again? Duh.
>>When printers were more finicky, (still), and most people made GIFs of
>>old schematics of old crapped-up printed paper schematics scanned in,
>>(still), the decimal points would print poorly or resolution not capture
>>them, then decimal points might get lost, so we started using the label
>>AS the decimal, especially the UK and Europeans did this, (still).
>Ah, so it's really driven by the inferior quality of European printing
>and cruddy recycled paper. ;-)
Hah, well, yes, in a sense. European hobbyists were doing with older and
lower tech material for longer than in the USA, so they were xeroxing many
more schematics than we were and more recently, and thus HAD to develop
ways around the problem, thus the label-as-decimal usage. While the USA
had PCs and more advanced E-schematic software, Europe was using C64's
and xerox machines.
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